Re: Dunnett Snare Drums
Resonut, this definitely is a drum you need to hear in person! I don't know if you have a guitar center near you and/or if they have one in stock to play with but it would definitely be worth your time to find out. I was actually looking at the Dunnett 6.5 x 14 and a Black Beauty with the same dimensions. The Black Beauty had a great sound to it, but overall, the Dunnett just had such a distinctive sound, it was hard not to go with it. The non-rolled bearing edges had me worried a bit too, but that is one of the reasons it has such an open and pure resonance! I like to play in higher tunings, so I thought I was going to be limited to how high I could tune this thing and man I was wrong (you know, worried about cutting through the drum head). I have my batter head cranked up pretty tight and I still can go a lot higher if needed! That is another thing that impresses me about this drum is that the tuning range is amazing! You can play it gravel loose or wood tight and each tuning has something different to offer. As far as the deep snare bed, that just adds to the overall response of the drum. No matter how soft you hit it, the snare activates and I promise you will NEVER get this baby to choke on you! Every hit, no matter how fast, it will be right with you. It is an amazing drum and I honestly doubt I will ever buy another snare drum again because frankly I have it all with this drum. I hope you get a chance to hear it some day!